Meet the Team

We are proud to introduce our team of health professionals.
Click on their names to view bios for each.


Rick Brandl, Karianne Desharnais


Greg Nesterenko


Jeffrey Lieberman


Everett McGuinty

To make an appointment, please call Wendy at 705-472-2700.
To book a Podiatry appointment with Dr. Liebman please call Christine at 705-497-0009.

*Please note that a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

Greg NesterenkoGreg Nesterenko
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

A  part-owner of Lions’ Gate Wellness in North Bay, Greg graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the National College of Chiropractic at the National University of Health Sciences, in Lombard, Illinois in 1998. He practiced in Michigan for a year before moving back to his home town of North Bay and taking over a practice here.

Greg practices hands-on manual chiropractic treatment, primarily manual spinal manipulation, that incorporates techniques utilized in physiotherapy treatment. “Often you have a number of things influencing a condition,” he says. “I feel that you can’t fix someone unless you address all the surroundings, the muscles, nerves and bones.”

He uses Therapeutic Ultrasound and a variety of Interferential Current techniques, including high and low voltage, Russian Stimulation, and hot and cold packs.

Dr. Jeffrey LiebmanJeffrey A. Liebman
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (BSc, DPM, FAAFAS)

Jeffrey Liebman brings 30 years of Podiatric experience and expertise to Lions’ Gate Wellness. Having his home practice in Toronto, Jeff has been coming to North Bay for over 15 years to provide all levels of foot care, including palliative and surgical. Using a well-established Orthotic Laboratory in Seattle Washington, each orthotic prescribed is of the finest quality, accurately meeting the needs of the individual.

Jeff is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery, and has expertise in the area of minimal invasive surgery.

When you have foot problems such as bunions, diabetes, flat feet, foot injury, sprain or fracture, Hammer Toe, heel pain, nail problems, Neuroma, or Plantar Warts, consult an experienced foot specialist, one that can effectively diagnose and treat your feet in a friendly, painless manner.

Rick BrandlRick Brandl
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Rick joins Lion’s Gate Wellness team with over 15 years of healing experience. Prior to completing his massage therapy course at Trillium College he was practicing Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Somato Emotional Release, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnosis and Grief Recovery. Rick also incorporates Reiki and Hawaiian Huna healing techniques in his sessions which assist with the healing process.

Every experience that we have in life is felt in the mind and the body. There can never be a separation of this dynamic. Even when you don’t feel a connection between the two it is always there. The issues he can treat include: trauma, post traumatic stress, tension release therapy, and chronic pain therapy. He has experienced great success with child and adolescent disorders, including attention deficit, hyperactivity and neurological disorders including autism.

While many practitioners focus directly on emotional, physical or spiritual healing, Rick works with a combination of these three areas. Quite often the stresses we feel physically are a result or emotional or spiritual issues that are contained more deeply within us.

Links & Resources for Rick’s work:


karianneKarianne Desharnais
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Karianne has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2000, graduating from Centennial College’s Massage Therapy program. She has continued to be a member in good standing with the CMTO, and RMTAO, the college and professional association.
Karianne’s skills with bodywork encompass deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, Prenatal massage, Lymphatic drainage techniques, myofascial release techniques, abdominal massage, and general or Swedish massage therapy. She also incorporates joint mobilizations, hydrotherapy, and remedial exercise.

Karianne has worked in a spa setting, chiropractic office, naturopathic office, and physiotherapy office.. all rounding out her skills as an excellent therapist. She is dedicated to continual learning.

In 2006 Karianne completed the Foundations in Acupuncture Course from the College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics.  She also completed the course for Mother and Child acupuncture, targeting the issues of women and children. She practices Acupuncture under the scope of massage therapy, so please ask Karianne how you can benefit from Acupuncture.

Karianne enjoys life with her family, hobby farming in rural northern Ontario, as well as hiking, yoga and camping.

Everett-200x200Everett McGuinty

Everett has been providing clinical counselling services to children, youth, adults, couples and families for more than 10 years in a variety of settings. His approach to people and problems is strength-based and client-centered, while drawing upon the most recent evidence-based treatments to promote greater mental health with his clients. Counselling clients (and their families) on the autism spectrum is one of Everett’s passions and areas of clinical and research expertise, among others.

He obtained his Master of Arts degree from University of Ottawa/Saint Paul University, and currently enjoys supervising graduate students from the University of Western Ontario and Laurentian University.

Everett continues his clinical research efforts through creating a new short-term psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, and also developed a new way of measuring change in therapy.

Please contact Everett for an appointment at or (705) 358-3307.

Adam Lalonde, RMT is available at 873 BEATTIE STREET,
North Bay ON P1B 3S1, 705-494-0811. RETURN TO TOP

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